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Big Happenings for Salt Lake and VSL!
As I trust you all know, we – along with Salt Lake County, Portman Holdings and Hyatt Hotels Corporation – announced the plans, timeline and details of the much-anticipated Salt Lake convention center hotel during a groundbreaking ceremony January 10 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
The 700-room Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is being built on the southeast corner of the lot on which the Salt Palace sits, adjacent to the convention center’s public space. The 25-floor property will offer 60,000-square feet of indoor meeting space, including a 23,138-square foot Regency Ballroom and a 14,682-square foot junior ballroom, as well as 7,400-square feet of outdoor event space. Estimated to cost $377 million, the project is scheduled to be completed and hosting our first guests in October 2022. The hotel will have a restaurant on the first floor, a lobby bar, another restaurant and fitness center on the sixth floor, adjacent to an outdoor amenity area that will include a pool and terrace for events and other activities.
On a parting note, I have thoroughly enjoyed my second term as Interim President & CEO and, very soon, we hope to announce to you our new President and CEO. Knowing each of the candidates in the running, I can assure you Visit Salt Lake will be in great hands, working hand-in-hand with our volunteer Board of Directors and our well-seasoned staff.
As always, thank you for your continued support of our efforts!